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    4 Day Solo Canoe trip - Ontario

    Newbie hanger here posting about a recent solo canoe trip onto some Crown land in Southern Ontario - basically free camping for us lucky Canadians. It was short (only 4 days) but covered lots of different types of terrain - river, marshland, lakes. Didn't see another person as the area is pretty inaccessible unless you're willing to wade through rocky shallows and take the 5 portages to get in and out of the interior lakes.


    River Portion


    Marshy Areas


    Hammock set up for mild weather


    View from the Hammock


    Sunset first night


    Start of a 450 meter all uphill Portage


    Prevailing Winds bent this pine (and I hade to paddle upwind...)


    Flooded Forrest from a huge beaverdam


    Rocky Shoreline looked like a beach from the distance


    Gear at the end of the trip

    I learned a lot about ideas for setup etc by lurking on these forums for while. So thanks to all for their innovative ideas and creative input.
    My Paddle Making & Canoe Site: paddlemaking.blogspot.com

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    Senior Member TheWild's Avatar
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    Awesome photos!! Looks like a really great trip!

    (You need to upload the photos in higher quality, so the rest of us can use them as wallpapers on the computer )
    Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished...

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    Murat V,
    absolutely great 1st post mister!

    Congratulations on your delurking process.

    I like the trip report, the pictures,and especially your canoe!!!!!

    I almost broke down into tears when I saw those paddles.

    Hey Canoebie...make sure this guy stays around for a long time...we can use his type for sure.
    "If'n I'm gonna fall, someone is gonna' watch."
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    Senior Member Barefoot Child's Avatar
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    Murat V,
    very very nice paddles guy.
    I went to your blog spot and I am sure a whole lot of other water types will too.

    Boys and girls check out Murat V's paddle making skills.

    Thanks for the link and "Welcome to the forums"!
    Last edited by Barefoot Child; 09-02-2010 at 00:53.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheWild View Post
    (You need to upload the photos in higher quality, so the rest of us can use them as wallpapers on the computer )
    Hey I thought I was the only one who did that.

    Great photos, thanks for sharing. It looked like you had a great time.

    I looked on your blog site and wow you make some beautiful paddles.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Veto 65 View Post
    Hey I thought I was the only one who did that..

    It's impossible not to set some of them as wallpapers.... HF is gifted with some very good photographers

    /Wild
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    Nice photos and nice canoe. You guys north of the border are very lucky to have so much water access.

    Thanks for sharing.
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    He wouldn't have created trees....

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    Yes, I have already used one of Murat's pictures as my desktop background.

    I hope you don't mind MuratV.

    I'll bet you can't guess which one!

    Murat V, these are great pictures you have taken of your canoe trip.
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    Thanks for sharing . . .

    Back in '74 I had a similar canoe . . . well sort of . . .

    it was a 12' canvas covered cedar canoe with a Sears sticker on it.

    It was a sweat, sweat, thang.

    Your photos make me want to visit out east.
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    Great photos!!
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